Cambodians fighting malaria with SMS and Google Earth

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, but the National Ministry of Health in Cambodia is trying to do something about it. In an effort to wipe out malaria by 2025, they’re using technology to help them out.
They have 230 volunteers in four proviences that send text messages to regional malaria workers so they can help the patient get intervention and treatment quickly. In addition, the system maps cases in Google Earth so they can map trends and respond appropriately.

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You can learn more by watching their video on YouTube, which explains the entire process.
(via +Google Earth)

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. Niranjala Perera says:

    GIS data and maps are used also by Sri Lankan Anti Malaria Campaign in our Malaria eliminating Programe since 2002.

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